Gaming in the 90s was very different too now. Here are 10 things 90s gamers had to do which modern gamers will never understand.
Ah yes memory cards so many fond memories of those things.
Gaming in the 80s was even more wild. Arcades were still happening in the 90s, but nothing will top going to a corner store, or a 7 11, and seeing the latest machines out. Bowling alleys, pizza parlors, and dedicated arcades were treasures for new arcade releases. The mid 90s started to blur the home and arcade scene, and eventually surpassed the arcades. Very sad times for an old school gamer.
I live in japan and love that there are arcades everywhere. You can find a lot of really old school ones in small spaces with old guys (my age) smoking away playing. Very cheap to play
That's awesome. They are very few and far between where I am at, and the games are usually upgraded mobile games. Lol. The arcade scene is now mostly ticket machines and a few newer releases, but nothing like before.
90s and mid 2000s
Sega Channel blew my mind as a kid.
Those shitty graphics that people think are cool and stylish now weren't really cool, it was all we had. Buying a complete game was possible. Platformers everywhere. How about those long ass lines to play Dragon Lair at the local arcade? And when Virtua Fighter 2 came out, good luck getting any play time on the weekends.
They were cool back then.
If you say so. While I was playing, I couldn't help but imagine what they could be like. Yes, the PS1 (for console gamers. I'm a console gamer) changed everything, but console gaming in the early to mid 90s was fun but the graphics sucked then and still do, no way around it.
Yeah we all imagined what the future was like. But Those graphics for that time were the best we had, and to us playing at that time they were amazing graphics.
I actually felt like we took a step back with the PS1 for lots of games compared to the 16 bit era. Sprite work was to be respected and lots of games still hold their charm to this very day. The polygon look of PS1 has made most games age terribly in terms of looks.
The RF/composite cables included with older consoles have lead to a lot of people never experiencing how sharp their games can actually look. This is especially tragic because a lot of those consoles actually had RGB output capabilities without the need for any mods.
External hard drives are just memory cards that take up more space. Pretty sure consoles not having enough data storage is something understandable.
the whole blowing up cartridge :p
They forgot to mention the lack of 60 Hz modes for us european gamers back then, resulting in games on the old continent having 20% of their image size cropped, in addition to running 20% slower than their NTSC-US & NTSC-J counterparts. And we paid a lot more for our games than the Japanese, and even the Americans did. We still do actually, but back then with the aforementioned problem, this made playing VG back in the days nothing short of an absolute gyp for gamers in Europe. Oh, and cdontrary to what I personally believed (and hoped for) up until a certain point, there was no real way of hiding the unsightly black borders when you had a widescreen tv. The size of the game screen would just end up looking even more cropped...lol
Lol the massive 1mb ps1 memory cards.
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